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Customize your Framily Plan with the all-new $15 International Connect: Call & Text Plan from Sprint
International Long Distance Add-On allows customers to call 65 destinations, including Canada and Mexico, with unlimited Framily voice plan minutes at no additional charge

 


OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sprint (NY SE: S) – Just in time for Mother's Day, Sprint announced today that it will go even further in helping its customers connect with loved ones globally with the introduction of the $15 International Connect: Call & Text add-on. Coupled with the popular new Framily Plan, the add-on allows customers to use voice plan minutes to call 65 international destinations, including Canada and Mexico, at no additional charge per-minute. The $15 add-on also includes unlimited international text from the U.S. to over 180 countries.  

 

"We understand how important international calling is to our customers. Connecting with friends and loved ones internationally can be costly and complicated, and we set out to change that with these new competitive and aggressively priced International Connect and International Long Distance Premier offers," said Kymber Umana, Hispanic marketing manager for Sprint. "Compared to many of our competitors, Sprint has better pricing in over 50 percent of countries worldwide."
 
Customers who add the $15 per month International Connect: Call & Text add-on to a Framily plan can use their unlimited plan minutes to call both landlines and mobile phones in 35 countries[ii], in addition to sending unlimited texts to over 180 countries. Since customers will not pay any per-minute rates when calling countries such as the UK, India, Canada, Germany and Venezuela, they can focus on communicating with their friends and family without having to diligently watch the clock. In an additional 30 countries, customers can use plan minutes to call landlines and reap the benefits of significantly low per-minute mobile phone rates, too, including Mexico at just 1 cent a minute. A full list of countries and competitive rates can be found at www.sprint.com/internationalrates.
 
The United States is home to the most international population in the world. Residents seeking to maintain strong ties to their home countries no longer have to find alternative calling options such as calling cards that often have hidden extra fees, complicated dialing patterns with too many numbers to remember, or subpar quality in the connection. Being able to make affordable international calls conveniently from one's cell phone means not having to sacrifice staying connected at the cost of other daily needs.
 
For those with occasional international calling needs, Sprint's $5 International Long Distance Premier[iii] add-on offers discounted international pricing calls from the U.S. to over 220 countries. For $5 a month, customers can call landlines in Mexico and Canada for only $.01 per minute, or pay $.04 and $.01 respectively when calling mobile phones. Customers can take advantage of significantly lower rates in other countries as well, including Guatemala with $.08 and $.13 per minute costs for calls to landlines and mobile phones respectively.
 
International Connect: Call & Text Plan:
Customers who add the $15 International Connect: Call & Text plan to a qualifying Framily plan will receive:
  • Zero cents per minute to call landlines in 65 countries
  • Includes mobile phones in 35 countries
  • Low per-minute mobile rates in 30 countries
  • Unlimited texts to over 180 countries
  • Low priced per-minute rates when calling other countries outside of the included 65 countries
  • For more information about the new International Connect: Call & Text and International Long Distance Premier add-ons, please visit http://www.sprint.com/international.

 
About Sprint
Sprint (NY SE: S) offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint served more than 55 million customers as of March 31, 2014, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during the last five years. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America in 2011, 2012 and 2013. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprintlatino and www.twitter.com/sprint.
 
Requires qualifying plan: Framily, Business Advantage Data Share, Business Advantage Choice 
[ii] 5,000 minute maximum on international calling in a simple bill cycle. Sprint reserves the right to discontinue service to anyone who goes over that cap.
[iii] Includes reduced calling rates to most countries from the U.S., Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
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You guys move fast, so if this is a dupe (I didn't see it posted after a search of this forum), feel free to delete/merge. :-)

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Is this plan better than T-Mobile's Simple Global?  If they made Mexico unlimited for both mobile and landline, I think more would switch over.

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Well, thought this would be good for my sister and I because our parents are moving to Qatar later this year, but Qatar isn't included. Just my luck :(

 

-Anthony

Why kind of work will your parents be doing in Qatar? I may later consider a job in the region.

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Why kind of work will your parents be doing in Qatar? I may later consider a job in the region.

My mother is going to be accepting a position in a new hospital that is being opened over there. I believe it is a Manager of Clinical educators.

 

When they first heard about it they were kind of skeptical about the whole thing, but they researched it further and found out that Qatar is actually a pretty nice, modern area... And the first $99,990 of your salary you make there is completely tax-free. ;)

 

-Anthony

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Finally some international movement. Sprint has been offering by far the worst rates among competitors for international options.

 

Its a good step, but I hope theyre not done.

 

-Is this really limited to Framily?

-There seems to be no price reduction for Sprint customers travelling abroad

 

For example, the rate In Mexico is still  shocking

Voice Pricing: $2.29/minute

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Finally some international movement. Sprint has been offering by far the worst rates among competitors for international options.

 

Its a good step, but I hope theyre not done.

 

-Is this really limited to Framily?

-There seems to be no price reduction for Sprint customers travelling abroad

 

For example, the rate In Mexico is still  shocking

Voice Pricing: $2.29/minute

That's true most of my family is in Mexico which is why the ones here in the US either have boost or Metro pcs, with this news they might just switch to sprint since they will have more coverage in the US and still stay connected to our family in Mexico.  

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